The Scarlet Letter

in the following passage the sunshine is used as:

And, as if the gloom of the earth and sky had been but the effluence of these two mortal hearts, it vanished with their sorrow. All at once, as with a sudden smile of Heaven, forth burst the sunshine, pouring a very flood into the obscure forest, gladdening each green leaf, transmuting the yellow fallen ones to gold, and gleaming adown the gray trunks of the solemn trees. The objects that had made a shadow hitherto, embodied the brightness now. The course of the little brook might be traced by its merry gleam afar into the wood’s heart of mystery, which had become a mystery of joy.

A.a type of foreshadowing, indicating hesters and dimesdale's potential for a happy future

B.Symbolism indicating approval of hester and Dimmesdale Honesty and truthfulness

C. a continuation of Hawthornes motif of nature and its underscoring of the oppressiveness of bostons rules and strictures

D. ALl the above

E. B and C only

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